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|Title: ||Concept and in situ performance of a zero energy office in Flanders|
|Authors: ||Verbeeck, Griet|
|Issue Date: ||2013|
|Citation: ||SB13 Contribution of Sustainable Building for EU 20-20-20 targets, Guimarães, Portugal, 30/10-1/11/2013|
|Abstract: ||The last decade, efforts have been undertaken to develop concepts for energy efficient buildings up to passive and even zero energy standard. However, apart from a low energy consumption these buildings should also have a good indoor climate in order to be accepted by the main public. In this context, the real performance of a zero energy office in Flanders, Belgium has been analyzed through monitoring of the indoor climate during winter/spring and summer and occupant surveys. The building was also assessed by means of 2 sustainability assessment tools. In general, the measurements showed a good indoor air quality, except for a very low relative humidity in cold periods. Weakest points were a musty smell in the morning and heat accumulation in the office during a longer hot period. The sustainability assessment showed the clear need for the personnel to be better informed on the concept of the building.|
|Type: ||Conference Material|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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